The latest in cardiovascular science and practice: Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2007


    - 4,000 delegates
    - The latest in cardiovascular science and practice

    OTTAWA, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Who:     The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the
             Canadian Cardiovascular Society present the

    What:    Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2007

    Where:   Québec City Convention Centre

    When:    Sunday October 21 to Wednesday October 24, 2007

    - Tracking the genes for alcohol and tobacco use in Quebec families
    - A Canadian success story influencing heart surgery around the world


    Getting to the heart of mountaineering medicine: Can a simple blood test
    tell who is at risk of developing altitude sickness - and who will reach
    the summit?
    Also: Why isn't obesity recognized and treated effectively? A world-
    renowned obesity expert speaks to the results of new international
    studies in obesity, and an effective new Canadian program, in the Heart
    and Stroke Foundation of Canada Lecture.


    Does a poor night's sleep lead to a bad day in the operating room for
    heart surgeons? Find out if there is a yawning performance gap between
    heart surgeons who get seven hours or more of sleep and their sleep
    deprived colleagues.
    Also: a robotic cardiac surgery pioneer asks, "is this the end of heart
    surgery?" in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Diamond Anniversary


    Are children who have had heart surgery too fragile to get involved in
    vigorous sports? A Heart and Stroke Foundation study looks at the
    physical activity levels of these children - and at what's best for their
    Also: The latest on drug-eluting stents: the CCS/CAIC present their new
    position statement on drug-eluting stents and anti-platelet therapy.

For further information:

For further information: and free media registration,; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Canada, (613) 569-4361 ext 273,; To book interviews, contact
Marie-Christine Garon, Massy-Forget Public Relations, (514) 842-2455 ext. 23,

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